Williams Advanced Engineering provides world class technical innovation, engineering, testing, manufacturing and operational consultancy services to the automotive, motorsport, aerospace, defence, health and energy sectors.

Williams Advanced Engineering helps businesses meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century.

Williams Advanced Engineering has grown from an embryonic business in 2010 to a company employing 350 people engaged in many innovative and transformative technical areas for a growing list of clients.

Chief Engineer – Functional Safety

Williams Advanced Engineering Limited are currently recruiting for a Chief Engineer – Functional Safety to work in the dynamic and fast paced Electrical Team.

This is a key role where you will be responsible for the ensuring that designated engineering developments within Williams Advanced Engineering follow appropriate compliance processes and that functional safety work products are delivered to a suitable standard according to programme timings.

Operational duties will include but are not limited to developing and maintaining a business-wide framework, in conjunction with the Quality and Engineering departments, for the application of Functional Safety to designated projects and products. Communicating the requirements of safety processes verbally and in writing to Project, Product and Management teams.

Key activities required this role involve leading the creation of necessary functional safety work products to meet ISO 26262 and other standards as may be required. Working with business development teams, programme managers and others to ensure that functional safety milestones are included in project costing, planning and ensuring that functional safety work products are properly delivered according to programme timing.

The successful candidate will also arrange and conduct reviews with project and product development teams to ensure functional safety standards are being met throughout the product development cycle.

In this role, development and maintenance of templates needed for the Functional Safety Work Products include:

  • Development Interface Agreement
  • Item Definition
  • Hazard and Risk Assessment
  • Function Safety Concept
  • Technical Safety Concept
  • Safety Goal Validation reports
  • Functional Safety Concept Validation reports

The successful Individual will have a relevant degree and extensive experience in product development and safety process implementation. An in-depth knowledge of ISO 26262:2018 and practical knowledge of implementation of ISO 26262 from concept through to production is required in this role. Familiarity with fault tree analysis tools, requirement capture systems and FMEA processes would be advantageous.

This is an exciting opportunity to further your career in a growing and varied position within Williams Advanced Engineering Limited.

Closing date: 11th December 2021.

Williams Advanced Engineering Limited is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and inclusion, we are therefore happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments where required.

26 Days Holiday

Increases with service and also options to buy and sell

4 x Car Schemes

Mercedes, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Nissan car schemes available

Bonus Scheme

We offer a performance based bonus scheme

Salary Sacrifice & Childcare Benefits

Vouchers & Teds Premier Childcare

Health and Fitness

Free on-site gym with Health and Fitness classes and Osteo treatment

Private Medical and Health Insurance Cash Plan

Save money on health and medical benefits


Life Assurance, Long term disability insurance

Staff Events

Please Note: Due to the Volume of applications we receive on a daily basis we cannot guarantee your application will be acknowledged or considered unless you have applied directly via our website wae.com/careers.